Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is not the sharpest tool in the shed. She frequently says and does things that don't make a lot of sense. Like her seeming insistence on making herself a traumatic victim of the Capitol riot when she was not in the Capitol building but in her office in another building.
Last night she got a lot of attention because she went to the Met Gala in a dress that said “Tax the Rich.”
— The Recount (@therecount) September 13, 2021
https://twitter.com/MrsT106/status/1437707774197178369?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1437707774197178369%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fredstate.com%2Fnick-arama%2F2021%2F09%2F14%2Fted-cruz-trump-jr-point-out-the-folly-of-aocs-tax-the-rich-dress-at-met-gala-n442504The irony? She's attending an event hanging out with the rich, that costs at least $30,000 to attend. So she either paid or was gifted the ticket which raises gift/donation questions.
But listen to her take on it.
“We really started having a conversation about what it means to be a working class woman of color at the Met … we can’t just play along, but we need to break the fourth wall.”
— The Recount (@therecount) September 14, 2021
“We really started having a conversation about what it means to be a working class women of color at the Met,” she claimed. “We can't just play along, but we need to break the fourth wall.”
Um, AOC? You grew up in Westchester, the daughter of an architect, and went to Boston College, despite your stories about the Bronx. You bartended briefly. You're now a sitting member of Congress, making $174,000, who lives in a luxury building and drives a Tesla. You are not now a “working-class woman.”
When she got a lot of backlash, including from those on the left, she tried to justify herself on Instagram.
In a proud Instagram post about the event and her choice of outfit, AOC said: ‘The medium is the message. Proud to work with Aurora James as a sustainably focused, Black woman immigrant designer who went from starting her dream Brother Vellies at a flea market in Brooklyn to winning the CDFA against all odds – and then work together to kick open the doors at the Met. The time is now for childcare, healthcare, and climate action for all. Tax the Rich.
‘And yes, BEFORE anybody starts wilding out – NYC elected officials are regularly invited to and attend the Met due to our responsibilities in overseeing our city's cultural institutions that serve the public.
‘I was one of several in attendance. Dress is borrowed via Brother Vellies.'
She claimed that she had a “responsibility to attend” the party. Does she really think that people are going to buy that?
Now the dress, as many pointed out looks like a Chick-fil-A bag.
The only thing AOC accomplished by wearing this is causing millions of Americans to crave Chick-Fil-A pic.twitter.com/qlr4uSaGUV
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) September 14, 2021
While AOC and her rich buddies weren't masked as required by the event, those working and serving had to be. Just a little more irony.
AOC wearing a “tax the rich” dress to the Met Gala that costs $30,000 to attend while “the help” are in the background wearing masks and watching the political and Hollywood elites do as they please is the height of liberal hypocrisy.
You can’t make this stuff up 🤦🏻♂️ pic.twitter.com/MYCRdcLAi0
— Mayor Jondavid R. Longo (@JondavidRLongo) September 14, 2021
Donald Trump, Jr, dunked all over her for that one.
What makes @AOC a bigger fraud:
The "tax the rich" dress while she's hanging out with a bunch of wealthy leftwing elites or the lack of masks after spending the past 18 months as one of the biggest authoritarian mask Karens in the country? https://t.co/pE84Pjquh1
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) September 14, 2021
Some of the left were disturbed that she was there while outside the event there was a “Defund the police” protest that apparently had a dust-up with the police. According to Andray Domise, a writer and partner in black news network Rezistans Nwa, “Police were creasing people's heads outside while you and your friends were nibbling watermelon tarts with smoked yuzu soy on panipuri crackers,” he said.
AOC trying to pretend this was some greater “statement” rather than just an excuse to party is funny.
But if she wants to talk about taxes, let's talk about how the “rich” – the top 1% — pay 40% of all the taxes and the top half pays 97% of the taxes.
The top half already pay 97% of ALL taxes paid. How much more do you ‘deserve’? pic.twitter.com/dA8IPj1YVU
— Contraian Austinite (@Eat_play_party) September 14, 2021
The goal of the socialist is to make everyone equally poor.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) finished her off.
Cost per Ticket: $30,000.
Virtue signaling to your base while partying—without a mask—with the people you claim to hate: Priceless. https://t.co/51bVQqZNn1
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) September 14, 2021